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rack and pinion seals

hello,
what is easier? changing the rack and pinion seals? or the whole system? i have relativley good mech skills, just not all the proper tools, what does anybody think? also, anybody know a real good and inexpensive on line parts store? I've used rockauto.com before, they were okay, any suggestions? let me know please, thanks
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Ive just recently replaced the entire rack bellows from tie rod to tie rod. It was a bit of a challenge but not hard.

youll need flange wrenches for the PS feed lines to and from the bellows and a few big hammers and channel locks and adjustable wrenches.

Drives like a dream with a new rack, I will say that. Store quoted me well over 500$ for the job, I did it for less that 200. So I saved a ton and it took only a day.

TAKE PICTURES, and measurements, write them down, chalk everything possible and take more pictures and measurements.

good luck
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